Magic Laser

video and performance artist

Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist who also works with sculpture and installation. Analyzing ideas of power and how it is performed, she closely looks at and enters semi-public places, such as movie theaters and newsrooms. Her latest works question the intellectual and emotional manipulation that takes place in conferences and political speeches, and investigate the orchestrated dramatization of settings and gestures. These include The Thought Leader (2015), a script adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Notes from Underground (1864) staged as a mock TED talk by a 10-year-old child; and The Digital Face (2012), in which performers replicate the hand gestures of former United States Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been presented at Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston, 2017; and Centre d’art contemporain Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, 2017.